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Jojo13 Mon 03-Oct-16 15:36:05

Love the sound of this name (for a girl) but don't really like the spelling for some reason.
Prefer the spelling of Reece, but don't particularly like the idea of people assuming boy. Do you think they would? Any suggestions? Obviously Rhys, but again, that's the male version?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 03-Oct-16 17:40:20

Hi Jojo, I like this name, for a boy or a girl.
I would spell it Reece.
As you suggest, Rhys sounds more masculine, but Reese, sounds like geese, honk honk ,
Sorry, but it does 😂

Jojo13 Mon 03-Oct-16 17:55:45

😂 I think maybe that's why I don't like the Reese spelling..!
If spelt with a C do you think people will think it's a boy? I suppose it doesn't really matter..

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 03-Oct-16 18:55:22

I'm sure if will be fine, lovely name Jojo.

PoldarksBreeches Mon 03-Oct-16 19:23:58

I think most people will think boy tbf

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Mon 03-Oct-16 19:25:17

I'd assume boy from the sound and for all spellings, except perhaps Reese (like Witherspoon)

ScarletSienna Tue 04-Oct-16 00:35:58

Aside from Reese Witherspoon having the name and being female, I would always think male. Out of the spellings, Reese seems the most feminine written down.

chinlo Tue 04-Oct-16 01:06:28

I would assume it's a boy regardless of the spelling, so you might as well just spell it however you want.

thehugemanatee Tue 04-Oct-16 01:13:01

A friend's dd is 'Riesse' which I quite like despite it being made up.

JosephineMaynard Tue 04-Oct-16 01:44:57

I'd assume boy however it was spelt.

CocoLoco87 Tue 04-Oct-16 04:20:51

Can you call her Theresa and use Reese for short?

Simmi1 Tue 04-Oct-16 04:23:50

Yes I like the Theresa option. I would think Reece is a boy.

thehugemanatee Tue 04-Oct-16 05:21:04

There's also Ricci (pronounced 'reesey') which you could use and say 'reese' for short.

PoldarksBreeches Tue 04-Oct-16 05:32:23

Ricci is pronounced 'Richie' not reesey!

katemess12 Tue 04-Oct-16 05:37:00

Yep, Ricci is "richie" or "reechie" (depending on accent).

I would always assume Rhys/Reece/Reese was a boy, regardless of spelling. If you insist on using it for a girl, though, go with Reese because of Reese Witherspoon.

Showgirl109 Tue 04-Oct-16 05:58:44

We have Reese as a middle name for a girl. I love the name, we nearly went as first name but thought it would be to easily confused as a boys name. But we live in Wales so Rhys is very common.

LunaLoveg00d Tue 04-Oct-16 09:09:16

Unless your surname is Witherspoon I wouldn't. Or you have a business making peanut butter cups.

Rhys - and all the other convoluted spellings is a boys name, irrespective of a US film star using it. Just because there's a Cameron Diaz that doesn't mean Cameron is a girl's name either.

Seekingmiracles Tue 04-Oct-16 09:12:49

I think it's becoming more common for a girl. I quite like it. I'd use Reece I think...

Seekingmiracles Tue 04-Oct-16 09:12:53

I think it's becoming more common for a girl. I quite like it. I'd use Reece I think...

Caldini22 Tue 04-Oct-16 09:20:48

I thought boy when I saw the title of the post but I actually do like for a girl.

Meadows76 Tue 04-Oct-16 09:32:56

Can you call her Theresa and use Reese for short?. What is the actual point in that? OP likes the name Reese not Theresa lol.

CocoLoco87 Tue 04-Oct-16 09:59:42

Meadows, OP says she loves the sound of the name but not the spelling... I'm offering a different spelling when it's written that's clearly for a girl. Didnt think it was a bad suggestion!

Meadows76 Tue 04-Oct-16 11:23:19

I'm offering a different spelling when it's written down. No you are not. Theresa is not a different spelling of Reece/Reese it is a completely different name and sound for goodness sake

chinlo Tue 04-Oct-16 11:27:54

Calm down Meadows. No harm in offering a suggestion. If the OP doesn't like it, she can ignore it!

Meadows76 Tue 04-Oct-16 11:45:03

lol at the suggestion I'm not calm.

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